[More] tackles the shame, anger, and frustrations of black immigrants dealing with prejudices prevalent not only in their new country, but also within their own communities...Clarke is able to use Idora's story to give his personal State of the Union on race, poverty, and immigration in Canada.
It is in Clarke's ability to capture the interior tumult of a strong mind alone, alive, grasping at threads of sanity and virtue when all other resources of cultural and social capital are closed to her, that we feel the powerful fit of Clarke's poetic monologue to the mundane reality of racialized urban existence.
Globe & Mail
Reading Clarke has become, primarily, a sensual experience ... In More, he explores such seminal themes as social estrangement and the dream deferred ... The climax, when we get there, is biblical in its resonance.
At its heart, More is an anti-valentine to a culture and city that squeeze the hope and ambition out of immigrants who hope to better their lives and instead wind up worse off than they would have been had they stayed in their Third-World island Nations.
...a powerful statement on race in Canada...
The Windsor Star
To say More is a meditation on race, class and gender in modern Western society sounds like major praise but it actually soft-shoes Clarke's smash-mouth knack for exposing the multicultural minefields we navigate.
Idora Iris Isabelle Morrison is magnificent; More surges with life.